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Dr Emma Ormerod
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In this paper we examine how to understand housing as a relational process. Drawing on research in three diverse cities, we stage an unlikely dialogue that brings together narratives of housing across the global North-South divide. In doing so, we are concerned with thinking housing relationally in two broad senses: first, housing as a relational composite of economy, space, politics, legality and materials, structured by particular relations of power and resource inequality. Second, housing as a space of learning through comparison, which connects geographically and culturally in distinct cities. What do we learn about relational thinking with regards to housing when we compare it across the global North-South divide? In response, we explore a dialogue between a set of cities often off-the-map in debates on housing and urban research: Gateshead (UK), Kampala (Uganda) and Tirana (Albania). In comparing how housing is produced, distributed and inhabited, we seek to contribute to a wider understanding of the relationalities of housing.
Author(s): Heslop J, McFarlane C, Ormerod E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Housing Studies
Online publication date: 12/03/2020
Acceptance date: 24/01/2020
Date deposited: 27/01/2020
ISSN (print): 0267-3037
ISSN (electronic): 1466-1810
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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